I actually did a wrap around 2 at a time. In fact, I put them in a rubber made with some insulation and controlled two at a time that way. I guess, for me, proper temp control is paramount.
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+1 to good boots and a change of clothes, all the way down to underwear. Worse burn I ever got at brewery was on my foot, stupidly wearing tennis shoes. Make sure the boots you buy have excellent support. I used to run 30 miles a week but my feet never hurt the way they did standing on concrete for a year in piss poor shoes. You might want to look into some inserts, too.What boots do you recommend? I haven't found any that I love.
Definitely a change of clothes and eye protection.
I have just taken a new job... as an assistant brewer at a local brewery! I'm taking a fair pay cut to do this, but I am one step closer to my goal of my own brewery. Any of you pro guys have any advice for a new guy? Do's and don'ts? How not to piss off the head brewer?
Bring all your homebrew recipes, and talk to the head brewer about changing his line-up to match your recipes.
Only rehydrate on beers over 1.065. I've pretty much switched my IPA and IIPA over to US-05 because I am using WY1007 on my other styles and I don't care for it as much in IPA/IIPA.
Have you ever used K-97? It's really nice, along the same lines as 1007.
Belle Saison is close enough to 3711 for me that I doubt I'll use 3711 ever again. Belle Saison is a beast. My latest super saison finished at 0.996 with plenty of mouthfeel.
Give it time. I usually check my bottles every week to see what's going on. It might be drinkable at 3 weeks, but I'll never share with friends before 4. 5 weeks is usually perfect, in my opinion (depending on the beer, of course - some may need even more time).It'll be different depending on your brewing practices and your tastes. Most of my beer is ready to go within 3-4 weeks of brewday. That said, I'm not naturally carbbing.